Here’s more fodder for those who like to make fun of James Harden‘s defense. In-bound pass by Jamal Crawford, Harden doesn’t pay attention and Wesley Johnson scores an easy layup.
Harden would be the first to admit he had a rough night on both ends of the floor post-game.
Per StatMuse, the 26-year-old guard is having his worst season in terms of defensive rating. It’s so much worse than last season’s.
It’s not just a Harden problem, though. This year, the Rockets rank 22nd in defensive rating, down from No. 8 in 2014-15, when they made it to the Western Conference Finals.